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Beyond the Pink

I grew up with PFAS. I was born on a military base in Michigan that used Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) loaded with the toxic compounds. Later in life, I lived on another military base in Texas that trained the Air Force Firefighters. Affectionately called “Fire Dogs,”... Read more
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PFAS Next Door

By Victoria Sittig Hicks We spoke with people in communities affected by PFAS contamination around the country as part of our research for the Say Never to Forever Chemicals campaign targeting corporate giant 3M. We were inspired by these fierce activists and are pleased... Read more
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Breast Cancer Action Podcast LogoSay Never to Forever Chemicals

Karuna and Jayla Burton, Breast Cancer Action’s Program Officer, take you behind the scenes of our 2019 Think Before You Pink® campaign. Why is Breast Cancer Action targeting corporate giant 3M in this year’s campaign? What’s wrong with 3M’s pink ribbon Post-its? What... Read more
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My Experience With Forever Chemicals

We spoke with people in communities affected by PFAS contamination around the country as part of our research for the Say Never to Forever Chemicals campaign targeting corporate giant 3M, We were inspired by these fierce activists and are pleased to share their stories with you.... Read more
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Tell 3M: Say Never to Forever Chemicals

By Karuna Jagger, Executive Director Each October, multibillion-dollar corporations try to make money off breast cancer by telling us to buy their products to “support a good cause.” When 3M markets pink ribbon products, but also produces toxic forever... Read more
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Breast Cancer Action Podcast LogoUnraveling the Pink Ribbon

Why does Breast Cancer Action call October Breast Cancer Industry Month? Want to know where all the money from pink ribbon purchases goes? Angry at being told to “fight like a girl” so you can “beat” breast cancer? Join Karuna Jaggar and Yamini Ranchod to talk about pink... Read more
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Waterproof–and Health Resistant

by Zoe Christopher, Resource Liaison and Office Manager                                                               ... Read more
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Breast Cancer Action Podcast LogoThe Breast Cancer Action Podcast

Put on your headphones and get fired up! The pilot for the Breast Cancer Action Podcast is out. Be sure to subscribe today using the links at the bottom of this page; you can also listen on our website. We'll bring you our one-of-a-kind content and analysis–now in a... Read more
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Member Spotlight: Ken Russo

When you talk to Ken Russo, you can hear the passion in his voice. In his professional life he’s worn many hats – from record company executive to gourmet grocery store proprietor. But it was after retiring that he found his true calling: working for social justice. And... Read more
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Get Ready For Pinktober!

By Jayla Burton, Program Officer At Breast Cancer Action, we've long called October “Breast Cancer Industry Month” because Breast Cancer Awareness Month has always been more about corporate profit than our health. And we're already seeing lots of pink as October... Read more
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